What Happened on May 12, 1963

Historical Events

Music History

Bob Dylan walks out of "The Ed Sullivan Show" over a dispute about his song choice

  • Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Pettigrew, American soul singer (Charles & Eddie - "Would I Lie To You?"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver, born in Modena, Italy
  • Vanessa Williams, American actress (Soul Food, Murder One, Melrose Place - "Rhonda Blair";), born in Brooklyn, New York [not Miss America]
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
  • StanisÅ‚aw Wiechowicz, Polish composer, dies at 69

About May 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles